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Kim Garrett

Ely, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Kim Garrett

Kim started rosemaling 12 years ago by taking a class at North House Folk School with instructor Mary Schliep. She fell in love with it and has been painting ever since. Kim has studied with several Vesterheim Gold Medal-winning rosemaling instructors. She also studied with master artists in Norway and Sweden. Kim’s goal is to bring together a blend of traditional Scandinavian folk art with modern techniques and point of view.

Current Courses Offered by Kim Garrett

3 Days
Teaser image for Rosemaling: Choose Your Own Telemark, Valdres or Unfinished Object Adventure

Rosemaling: Choose Your Own Telemark, Valdres or Unfinished Object Adventure

Rosemaling means "rose painting" in Norwegian, and is done in many styles reflective of specific regions in Norway. In this course, participants will be able to choose whether they wish to begin a project in the Telemark or Valdres style (beginners welcome in either style) or bring an unfinished object…
Fri, Nov 6th, 2020  –  Sun, Nov 8th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructors: Mary Schliep, Kim Garrett
3 Days
Teaser image for Rosemaling: Os Style

Rosemaling: Os Style

Rosemaling means "rose painting" in Norwegian, and is done in many styles reflective of specific regions in Norway. The Os region in western coastal Norway is known for its fanciful flowers and bright colors, making it quite different from many of the other styles of rosemaling. In this course you’ll…
Fri, Aug 21st, 2020  –  Sun, Aug 23rd, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructors: Kim Garrett, Mary Schliep
3 Days
Teaser image for Rosemaling: Valdres Style

Rosemaling: Valdres Style

Rosemaling is a decorative painting style which originated in Norway where it traditionally decorated churches, homes and farmhouse interiors. The Valdres style of rosemaling originated in the Valdres valley and is known for its strong floral motif. This course emphasizes the basic techniques of painting these traditional floral bouquets. Students…
Fri, Oct 23rd, 2020  –  Sun, Oct 25th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructors: Mary Schliep, Kim Garrett
2 days
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Swedish Folk Painting

Swedish Folk Painting, often referred to as “dalmalning” actually consists of several different painting styles based on region, subject, and artist. In this course we will discuss several of these different styles. Then we’ll practice the basic painting techniques of two of these styles and create our own individualized projects.…
Sat, Aug 8th, 2020  –  Sun, Aug 9th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructors: Kim Garrett, Mary Schliep

Past Courses Offered by Kim Garrett

Rosemaling: Shaded Telemark Style & Traditions